Treadmill Reviews

Evo FX20 Treadmill by Smooth Fitness

The Evo FX20 is one of the least expensive treadmills offered by Evo but still has the patented Motion Control technology that lets you change the speed with a mere wave of your hand. It is a very good buy for those seeking a decent low to mid-priced treadmill for the purpose of jogging and walking. At $1,299, the Evo FX20 gives good value for money with long warranties.

Some say it is a gimmick but others like it - motion detectors to change speed. A wave of the right hand increases speed and a wave of the left hand decreases speed. It lets you change the speed without breaking your stride, especially when you are running at high speeds.

The motor is a 2.5 HP Continuous Duty and is capable of giving speeds up to 10 mph. There are 15 levels of incline and three built-in workout programs to take you through the paces.

The Evo FX20 can be utilized for both jogging and walking, but in case you are very tall you need to check whether the 54-inch-long running zone is enough for you. Average users will find the 20 x 54 inch deck comfortable for all kinds of workouts. The deck is nicely cushioned with the patented Swing Arm Suspension System that provides a soft landing for the foot at the front and a firm liftoff for the foot at the back. The belt is by Whisper Weave is super-soft and allows for smooth natural movements while walking or running.

The belt mechanism incorporates large 2.5 inch rollers that reduce wear and tear of the belt and greatly increase its life.

Other features include heart rate monitoring through hand grips, and a smart backlit LCD display to let you view all your exercise parameters in real time.

The warranties as always for Evo treadmills are great. There is a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, 3 years on wear parts, and 1 year on labor. You know you are getting a quality product when the warranties are generous.

At $1,299 the features you get on the Evo FX20 are a steal. But if you intend to do some serious running, some higher-end models can serve you better simply because more money means more stability as the parts are made of better quality.


Cost: $ 1,299
Motor: 2.5 HP Continuous Duty
Speed: 0.5 - 10 mph
Incline: 15 levels
Treadbelt: 20 x 54 inches
Max user weight: 275 lb
Folding: Yes
Built-in programs: 3
Heart rate: Yes
Warranty: Lifetime on frame and motor, 3 years on wear parts, 1 year on labor